Celebrity patients anyone?

  1. Has anyone given any care to a celebrity? You don't have to give names.
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    there is a thread on this subject from atime back. some interesting stories in it from what i remember. try looking there maybe? good luck!
  4. by   Gomer
    Yes, being a health center in LA we get loads of celebs and famous name types. Wont name them though as that would be telling. Will just say, they are no better and no worse than the not so famous....heck, some are down-right nice people.
  5. by   karenG
    yep and the one that comes to mind was an idiot! fell asleep on a transadlantic flight with his contact lenses in- we scrapped them off!! ouch!!!!!!!!

    Karen
  6. by   TNcanNURSE
    I've had one famous patient.
    I worked at a prison that detained US marshall inmates.
    So I had a celebrity inmate--a "gangster" rapper. One of those that have the "parental advisory" on their cd's. It was very strange to hear him rap about female dogs, drugs, and promiscuous women and then hear him say "yes ma'am, please, and thank you" to me all the time. He could have passed for a choir boy if not for being in prison and the material on his records.

    All the other inmates just LOVED him. One inmate pointed him out to me at pill call for the billionth time saying "Do you know who he is!!!!!". My response was to say "Oh, of course I know who HE is!!! Thats Snoop Doggy Dogg!!!"

    Of course, it wasn't Snoop Doggy Dogg, but I rather amused myself at that moment.


    This would be so much more interesting with names!!! too bad I guess.
  7. by   OKNURSE
    I was originally from Kansas Cty and ex-president Harry Truman was in a suite on the medical floor where I worked in the late 60"s.
  8. by   renerian
    A famous runner.........can't post his name.

    renerian
  9. by   Jay-Jay
    Biily Graham got admitted to hospital the last time he was in Toronto. Wish I'd been on duty at that hospital! He had nothing but praises for the doctors and nurses.

    This was in all the papers, so I'm not violating confidentiality by posting it here. IIRC, the hospital was Toronto East General
  10. by   healingtouchRN
    a few lawyers, & judges, Shakespearean actors from our theatre, & politicians mostly. I did take care of a member of a 70's southern rock band that is still popular here, last year when a stereo fell on his foot! I happened tohave their greatest hits CD in my locker, & he autographed it for me. He was a really down to earth guy, impressed I was a fan. A friend of mine did private duty nursing for a govenor once, she said he was nice, & it was a good job.
  11. by   CraftyLPN
    If I remember correctly, my mom, also a LPN, took care of the mother of a famous astronaut.
  12. by   oge
    My claim to fame .I work in london England as an agency nurse i have looked after 2 girls from spice Girls , Mr Elton John and a few not so popular Royalties.i think you should mention names otherwise it is no fun.
  13. by   KaroSnowQueen
    A certain famous wrestling and movie star was in our hospital a couple of years ago, broke his ankle during a wrestling match in our city. Gave out autographed photos when he left.
    It was funny, had him on CCu and under a woman's name to protect his privacy. My son was a big "wrasslin'" fan at the time and they never did mention the broken ankle during the shows on tv.
    Last edit by KaroSnowQueen on May 13, '03
  14. by   eltrip
    When I was in Nashville, there were the Grand Ole Opry royalty...a few minor country singers...one or two major ones.

    Does it count that I babysat the children of a recording artist back in the 80's? How about making pizzas for other country legends?

    Ah, my former life in Nashville...I don't miss much of it at all, especially not the traffic!

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